This is a Japanese single malt whisky from the White Oak Akashi Distillery in Hyogo and the cask was selected by Japanese retailer Liquors Hasegawa and bottled exclusively for them. The whisky was distilled in 2015 and was matured for 3 years in a bourbon hogshead and was then finished in a Yamanashi white wine cask #6191. The cask yielded 359 bottles and it was bottled at natural cask strength of 63%.
On the nose you get oaked white wine, lots of grape notes, syrupy, muscat, and a bit of a dunnage earthy character. Palate has a very typical Akashi character. There is also some raw grain character, and a bit hot at natural strength. Water brought out more fruits, but also the earthiness. But definitely more enjoyable with a bit of dilution. White fleshy fruits, fresh, sweet barley, and medium length.